I was diagnosed with MS 9 years ago and upon further investigation I think I have been misdiagnosed. I have come to a point now where I am desperate to discover if I am actually b12 deficient or not.
When I was 1.5 yrs old I went into hospital with diarehia and a swollen stomach and pale skin, the doctor at the hospital kept me in for 4 days and treated me for folate deficiency anemia. I left the hospital with the same swollen stomach with which I entered and the doc put it down to constipation.
I always had a big distended stomach as a child and in to my later life, does this suggest that I had penicious anemia? Which has caused scarring on my brain and spinal cord which led to an incorrect MS diagnosis.
What is worse is I resently had a private heamotoligist take bloods and test me for the following:
1. full blood count
2. anti intrinic factor antibody screen
3. folate serum
4.thyroid stimulating hormone
5. Vit b12 Cyanocobalamin
The qustion I am asking myself is was the test carried out a SERUM b12 test or an active b12 test which would give very differing results...